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As Sunday is a day of 'rest' in the temple there was less programmed for today. To be fair, there were still some activities, such as the Barugongyang (Buddhist ceremonial breakfast with the senior monks) and the tea ceremony and conversation with one of the senior monks, as well as the usual 4am chanting ceremony and meditation. However by 10am the schedule was fairly light on until dinner time. There is a group ...
... I did find a couple of small gifts, but nothing too exciting.
I will say, going to the market is definitely a cultural experience that every visitor to Korea should have. But I still believe that once is probably enough. It's not the type of place that you go unless you know what you're looking for and where to find it. (Not the prime location for souvenir shopping.) Anyway, there are pictures attached. ...
... But very few people that I came in contact with knew much about the holiday.
Those few students of mine who consider themselves Christian made no mention to the birth of Jesus when asked why the holiday is celebrated. There were no nativities scenes to be gazed upon in store windows, or even in the front lawns of churches. It felt to me as though the presence of God during this time was just... vacant.
There were ...
... the impending doom of culture shock loomed upon me like some impossible weight even Atlas couldn't carry. That's the big fear, right? Culture shock. This psychosomatic mechanism your body triggers when the foreign and the unknown are all around. At first you begin to seize, the foam dribbles from your mouth, and all you can do is lie in the nearest ditch and slam your ruby slippers together.
At least, that's what people make it out to be.
Then sometimes, ...
... for the sign markers and don't get lost in the maze of alleys
The alleys have historical murals the closer you come in to the centre. When I did make it to the site it had closed for the day. I tried peering over ...
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